Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fish Feed Well in Warmer Conditions

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fish Feed Well in Warmer Conditions

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The recent warm weather has seen fish feeding all day and on Aldin Grange Silver Lake is still "a fish a chuck" with ide , crucians and skimmers the main targets.

John Naylor had 20 carp to 8lb , 12 tench to 2lb and bream to 3lb, all falling to homemade paste.

On the Whittle Dene complex, anglers have recorded impressive catches this week, the best recorded by John Hurst who took a terrific catch weighing in at nearly 46lb made up of roach and skimmers taken on float- fished hemp and tares.

Brian Allum recorded 18lb of roach and a few perch, while Steve Hoggins netted 14lb of skimmers.

The best recorded catches this week on Derwent Reservoir have been taken on feeder tactics and red maggot hook baits, where W. Grabham recorded the best net with 67 roach for 19lb 6oz.

It has been another excellent week on The Angel where the angling coaching sessions have been a great success with a lot of newcomers as young as four catching large numbers of fish.

Big Waters A.C's final match of six in the oap/ disabled series at Dissington. was won by Jean Appleby with 8lb 6oz ahead of husband Jim on 3lb 10oz.

Overall positions saw Jean Appleby declared winner, and considering she has won two and been second three times it has been no lucky draw.

Jim Appleby was runner -up with Phil Watts third..

Bowes and Lookout Lakes have both been producing hundred-pound bags in five-hour matches.

Sunday's match saw Chris Owers win with a staggering 140lb 15oz, while Saturday's match went to Jonny Maven jnr with another stupendous weight of 100lb 14oz.

Irresponsible anglers who leave litter and line after fishing the TAA's Throckley Reigh fishery are putting the fishery in danger and disrepute after complaints by the public and ranger teams.

A lot of money and effort has gone into improving the fishery with platforms built and fish stocks bought, and the local angling clubs which make up the Tyne Anglers Alliance are determined the water should be respected and warn anyone leaving litter and discarded tackle could be banned.

A survey run by the Angling Trust, supported by the Environment Agency and aimed at those involved in running angling-related organisations will use the data to write a National Angling Participation Plan which aims to improve, and get more people, out fishing. …

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